Monday, July 25, 2011

Hôtel du Nord - le dimanche



What an extraordinary spot for a Sunday afternoon with friends. Marie and I joined Janeen for a leisurely déjeuner in April after a busy morning in the markets. Hôtel du Nord is situated on the bank of Canal St. Martin and has a history to match the ambiance with its black and white tiled floors, zinc bar, and rich wood. With its welcoming service and reasonably-priced tasty French cuisine, I could be a regular here.



Hôtel du Nord
102 Quai de Jemmapes


(Be sure to click the link above above for the clever website)

39 comments:

Ann said...

Looks real casual nothing fancy...
but with history and tasty food,
I'm all for it. Plus the people in that pic are obviously having a great time, a place to spend good times and good food with friends.

And what a nice pic too.

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup...
Belle semaine,

Pierre

Rob-bear said...

Sounds like a very interesting place. Thanks for the tip, and the photo.

Sylvia K said...

It does look like my kind of place! I'd love to eat there! Fun capture for the day as always, Genie! And always fun to visit Paris again through your photos/posts! Have a wonderful week, mon amie!

Sylvia

Bergson said...

ta photo présente bien l'atmosphère du quartier

atmosphère, atmosphère ; est ce que j'ai une gueule d'atmosphère

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Is that one of the places the artists used to hang out in the 30's Genie? Looks pretty cool. You can just imagine how excited everyone in Australia is today, Cadel is a hero!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

By the way Genie, 'cutie-patootie" that made me laugh out loud, it was so great to get your enthusiastic comments on Australia's win, he is kind of cute!!

Gringo said...

Me too! I seems a friendly place to hang out!

this is Belgium said...

Yesterday I received a request from a friend who lives in Atlanta and who is traveling to Paris in Sept for the first time. I gave her your blog and told her she would find all the info she could dream of right there.. this is a perfect example.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How interesting. I've been several times to the other Hotel Nord, which is in Arles.

Love black and white tiled floors.
Sam

biebkriebels said...

Looks a good place to have a coffee.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh if I could be there right now!

Jane
Flora Doora

dive said...

I love their cool website. I've never been in there, though I've sure walked past enough times. Next time, perhaps, followed by a lovely walk along the canal.

M said...

Miam-miam --- that was an excellent dejeneur --- the food, the ambiance and, of course, the company! I think the B&W really captures the atmosphere!

brattcat said...

perfect choice to do this in monochrome.

ZyVu said...

i agree - this is perfect monochrome!
lovely.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I love the vibe along the Canal St. Martin. Laid back, cool, a bit edgy. Great shot to capture that!

Malyss said...

As Bergson said it.; "Atmosphere, atmosphere", is the most famous quote, pronounced by the famous french actress Arletty , in the movie "Hotel du Nord"(made in the 40ies, i think..)So, the choice of B&W matches very well!

Halcyon said...

Looks great in black and white!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love the photo, wish I could stop in for a tasty treat.

VenetiaMicio said...

C'est vrai que c'est un petit coin sympa, mais je le préfère avec moins de monde...Il y a une autre atmosphère !!!

Kate said...

Yes, the link is a clever, creative and amusing site. Photo is great in black and white 'cuz it makes me look more closely at the details.

Bibi said...

In February some friends took me there.,,freezing cold outside; un chocolat chaud inside!

Fábio Martins said...

I like the B&W pictures :)

Montreal Photo Daily said...

That "Je ne sais quoi" mood is wonderfully captured here! Love it, especially that it's in b&w.
Have a happy Monday!

Loree said...

The atmosphere looks very relaxed and I love the B&W photo.

Alexa said...

Would be so happy to join you there any old time. This place just begs for b&w, doesn't it?

Paris Paul said...

Looks straight out of the 60's. Amazing. Well done!

classic • casual • home said...

I could see you as a regular there...looks relaxing.

Virginia said...

LOVE this place and if Janeen had not taken us there for dinner, would never have gone. The outside during the day gives a different impression. At night it's slightly upscale and we felt more like "locals", and a little HIP! HA

At last a place to recommend to friends. Can't wait to sit right there with Mary and Janeen next janvier.
V

Jack said...

There is something about the black and white that makes it seem a bit retro. A good find. By now you must have a long list of "local" places where you fit in like a native.

martinealison said...

Vous avez bien raison de profiter de cet endroit charmant et de déguster les choses simples de la vie... Gros bisous.

Joe said...

Great capture. The black & white treatment ant the old style font in the signage give the scene a real 1940's/5o's feel.

Andressa said...

Amazing blog, I'm following :)

Alan said...

This is a lovely shot, Genie, and beautifully processed. Love it!

Randy said...

I have never seen one of your other photo with someone in a baseball cap, American?

Shell Sherree said...

What a lovely classic scene, Genie! The black and white suits it beautifully. I'd love to sit there and raise a glass with you sometime.

James said...

This was on our list of place to go last fall but sadly we didn't make it. Perhaps someday! I love the photo!

Esme said...

I need to go and explore that area again.